Donate unneeded medical supplies directly to Sparrow to combat COVID-19
By Adam Lansdell
Across the nation health care workers are fighting to protect our communities by preventing the spread of COVID-19 and treating patients — many of whom are fighting for their lives. Medical centers are facing dire challenges due to supply and equipment shortages; but thanks to their communities, they aren’t taking on the battle alone.
In Lansing, community members have stepped up to provide resources to frontline health care workers at Sparrow Hospital. The hospital recently opened a donation collection center to obtain additional medical supplies from the community to directly aid local workers and their patients.
In one week alone, Sparrow Hospital saw over 254,000 items donated, including more than 171,000 non-latex gloves, about 50,000 regular masks and almost 14,000 N95 masks. Thus far, over a quarter-million items have been donated to Sparrow Hospital at its old Eastern High School donation site.
Sparrow Hospital will be moving its donation drop-off site to the Sparrow Medical Arts Building, 1322 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing. If you’d like to contribute, donations can be made from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Below is a full list of items Sparrow Hospital is accepting at this time. All items must be unopened:
Items not being accept are medications, food, blankets, medical equipment and other supplies not named above. Donors who request a receipt will be provided a receipt from the Sparrow Foundation, following Foundation Gift in Kind protocol.
For information on dropping off items or for any questions, contact (517) 253-6144.
For readers throughout the Greater Lansing region, additional collection sites that aid other Sparrow locations are as follows: